Told you so! told you so!…

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First, thank you Renee for passing this along. Second, see my post from 1 1/2 year ago Is java getting as complicated as the old mainframes?. Glad to see I am not the only one feeling that way.

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The day something went wrong with XML

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I am tired of SOAP, XPath, XSLT and so many other XML logorrhea out there. What happened to one of the key values of XML being that humans could read it! When did using XML become “the thing to do”, even if it means marshalling and un-marshalling gobs of information in and out of XML for no particular reason or value add!

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Do you SOA?

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I gave a presentation with Jerry on SOA today at the Sapient Executive Summit. There is some much stuff going-on on SOA right now, yet most people I talk to are a bit confused as to what this thing really is. Here is what came out of the presentation today…
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Why does it take so much stuff every time I want to do something, anything!

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Really, in the days of web services and increasingly smaller packaging of functionality, it takes increasingly more stuff to build anything. Just to be clear, this applies to all software platform vendors. I was trying to build a small set of services using either SOAP or XML-RPC, and decided to look around for the easiest and lightest set of tools needed to get the job done. What a disappointment!